Filed under: college basketball, College Football, NBA, NFL, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010-11 SP Authentic, basketball cards, CLC, College Football, Collegiate Licensing Company, football cards, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA, NCAA, NCAA Football, NFL, Ultimate Collection, Ultimate Collection canceled, Upper Deck
By Chris Olds | Editor
Upper Deck released a pair of statements to distributors about two forthcoming products on Monday, with one product getting the red light and the other one getting a green light for some higher-end autograph additions.
First, the company has decided to scrap its plans for a 2010 Ultimate Collection Football set, which would have been a college release under its exclusive deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company. The company cited the present state of the industry, which is crowded with many slow-moving, perhaps overproduced products at this time.
Filed under: NFL, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010 SPx Football, College Football, football cards, NCAA, Upper Deck
Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 SPx Football from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out…
Filed under: Beckett Media, College Football, College sports, NFL, Pro Sports, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010 SPx Football, Clay Barton, College Football, Dallas Comedy House, Pulling with Everyday People
By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
As mentioned in a previous post, Dallas Comedy House co-founder, Clay Barton dropped by Beckett headquarters to help us open a hobby box of 2010 SPX Football. Until last week, the improviser, instructor and business owner hadn’t opened a pack of cards since elementary school.
Take a look to see an admirably bearded Barton’s return to the hobby and his reaction to the modern sports card.
Filed under: College Football, First look, Hall of Fame, NFL, Panini | Tags: Cleveland Browns, College Football, College football hall of fame, Elmira Express, Ernie Davis, Ernie Davis memorabilia, football, football cards, Jim Brown, NCAA Football, NFL, Panini America, Panini Certified, Syracuse, Syracuse football, Syracuse Orange, Syracuse Orangemen, Syracuse University, The Express, Washington Redskins
By Chris Olds | Editor
Tucked among the behind-the-scenes images that Panini America released on Friday documenting its quality control process was a gem probably missed by many.
What is it?
The first memorabilia card of former Syracuse star and Cleveland Browns legend Ernie Davis.
Davis was the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy and appeared to be set for a fine pro career — he was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft (also a social first) in 1962 — before he was diagnosed with leukemia and died at age 23 on May 18, 1963. His only appearance on a professional field came when he was introduced to the crowd during a preseason game at Cleveland Stadium.
Davis’ story was the subject of a recent major motion picture, The Express, as well, but despite all of that, he still hasn’t yet had an extensive number of football cards — and not a single memorabilia card.
All that changes when 2010 Certified arrives in hobby shops on Nov. 17.
Filed under: First look, Hall of Fame, Panini | Tags: Alabama football, Century Collection, College Football, hollywood memorabilia, Knute Rockne, MLB, Panini America, Panini Century Collection, Paul Bryant
By Chris Olds | Editor
Panini America unveiled the basic product information and images for 2010 Panini Century Collection, a multi-sport and non-sport product laden with memorabilia swatches, autographs and postage stamps of some of the world’s biggest names.
It’s a product that had been announced in January 2009 by Donruss but was shelved in the wake of the company’s legal issues with Major League Baseball and its eventual sale to the Italian collectibles giant.
The high-end offering will include five cards in every pack — at $200 a pack — with two autographs, two memorabilia cards and one additional autograph or memorabilia card when it arrives on Dec. 22.
Each 15-box case will include at least three of the following items: cuts or stamp cut cards, astronaut autographs, memorabilia cards of Joe Jackson or Jim Thorpe and autographs from Pete Rose, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan, George Brett or Stan Musial.
Filed under: College Football, NFL, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010 Sweet Spot, College Football, football, football cards, Fresno State Bulldogs, Fresno State football, NCAA, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Upper Deck
He’s no Tracy Hackler — whew — but San Diego Chargers rookie running back Ryan Mathews recently ripped a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards while visiting with Upper Deck.
What will he find inside?Will he find himself?
Watch and find out …
Filed under: NFL, Upper Deck | Tags: 2010 Sweet Spot, Box busters, College Football, football cards, NCAA, NFL, Upper Deck
Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …